The Glycemic Index Chart Will Improve Your Heart Health
The Glycemic Index Chart may just be what the doctor ordered.
Would you be interested in a “diet” that lowers heart disease risk, improves memory and encourages the eating of ice-cream? The Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load are exactly what you have been looking for!
When I first began to study the Glycemic Index Chart (GI), I was surprised by the factors that speed or slow the process of converting foods to glucose (blood sugar.)
Why should we care? Our health and well-being depend on it.
Within 5 to 10 minutes after eating, glucose appears in the blood stream. Whether it appears as a torrent or a trickle is determined by the rate of digestion.
A gush of glucose prompts a rush of insulin...and too much insulin causes a host of problems, including weight gain, diabetes and heart disease.
Low GI foods digest slowly and release a steady supply of blood glucose into our bodies. This provides us with sustained energy and a feeling of fullness.
Researchers have also discovered that low glycemic foods from the Glycemic Index Chart enhance memory and learning.
surprises in the Glycemic
But here’s where it gets interesting.
Bread, rolls and bagels made from white flour digest quickly; sourdough, pumpernickel, and whole grain breads move through our digestive tract more slowly.
The fermentation process used in making sourdough is the factor that slows digestion.
Other things that improve the Glycemic Index are acids, such as lemon juice and vinegar. Protein, fiber and fat also slow down the digestive process.